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Dec 17, 2009

Yamaha Introduces Digital Music Notebook 3.0

Yamaha Digital Music Notebook

Digital Music Notebook is a service that allows you to easily learn your favorite songs and take lessons.

Compared to other more traditional digital sheetmusic services, the Digital Music Notebook player provides a lot of useful interactivity. You can transpose into different keys, slow down tempos and look at virtual instruments with lighted keyboards and guitar fret boards, just to name a few.

If you are a Yamaha Keyboard or Clavinova owner with a compatible model, it gets even better. You can transfer the digital sheetmusic using a feature called Keyboard Sync and use the interactive features of your instrument to help you learn songs faster…

Sep 4, 2009

PSR-S910 And PSR-S710 - Two New Arranger Workstation Keyboards From Yamaha

Yamaha PSR-S910

Yamaha debuts two new Arranger Workstation keyboards, the PSR-S910 and the PSR-S710.

Songwriters and arrangers will find that the PSR-S910 fulfills their needs for a great-sounding instrument with pro capabilities, but it's also perfect for so-called "one-man bands" because it puts the performer in charge of hundreds of different virtual bands that sound great due to ultra-realistic accompaniment styles. It's like having instant access to top session musicians at the touch of a key or the press of a button…

Jul 24, 2009

Yamaha Avantgrand Recreates Experience Of $125k 9-Foot Concert Piano - At One Fifth The Price, Half The Length

Yamaha Corporation of America is now shipping the AvantGrand, a remarkable hybrid piano that digitally simulates the sound, as well as the physical experience of playing a fine grand piano-at a fraction of the cost of a traditional concert grand.

The piano's state-of-the-art technology offers an exciting and affordable new option to music lovers who have dreamt of owning and playing the ultimate concert grand in their homes. The instrument is drawing raves from several classical pianists, and pop superstar Alicia Keys was one of the first artists to perform on the instrument after its recent music industry debut…

Jun 11, 2009

Roland Introduces Juno-Di Mobile Synthesizer

Roland JUNO-Di

Roland announces the new JUNO®-Di Mobile Synthesizer. This latest addition to the JUNO Series is specifically designed for the musician on the go, providing a vast array of professional sounds in a lightweight, portable design. The user-friendly design of the JUNO-Di will deliver hassle-free live keyboard performances for both the seasoned musician and entry level user.

Weighing in at just under 12 pounds, the battery-powered Juno-Di can be played anywhere, anytime. Plug the Juno-Di into a portable amplifier such as the Roland CUBE Street® or MOBILE CUBE for instant amplification, or plug in headphones for quiet practice…

Jun 11, 2009

Roland Presents DP-990R Digital Piano

Roland DP-990R

Roland Corporation U.S. is proud to announce the DP-990R Designer Piano. This new sophisticated addition offers amazing sounds and touch in a streamlined design, with an elegant polished ebony finish.

The DP-990R adds Roland’s acclaimed PHA II Ivory Feel keys, which are made of moisture-absorbent material to offer the natural look and tactile feel of real ivory and ebony. The keyboard’s escapement mechanism produces the beloved “clicking” feel of a grand piano.

The DP-990R features a world-class 88-key concert grand sound with individual multi-samples for every key…

May 19, 2009

Roland Ships VP-770 Vocal & Ensemble Keyboard

Roland VP-770

Roland Corporation U.S. just announced general availability of the VP-770 Vocal & Ensemble Keyboard, featuring newly developed vocal designer effects and high-quality ensemble sounds powered by Roland’s exclusive SuperNATURAL™ technology.

With a solid wood construction and metal chassis, the VP-770 features an improved interface, plus expressive onboard sounds applicable across a vast array of musical genres. A high-quality headset microphone comes standard and provides the best signal path possible in combination with the VP-770’s pristine onboard microphone preamp…

May 7, 2009

A 'Grand' New Concept In An Upright Piano: The Avantgrand N2

Yamaha Keyboard Division announces the introduction of the AvantGrand N2, the first upright piano ever crafted to feature the sound, touch and action of a grand piano. Priced at a fraction of the cost of a concert grand, and measuring less than 21" wide, the N2 features the exquisite sound of the acclaimed Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano.

The N2 is the highly anticipated follow up to the flagship AvantGrand N3 hybrid piano. While the N3 offers a stunning grand piano style cabinet, the N2 offers a sleek, stylized, upright cabinet with a glossy ebony finish…

Apr 7, 2009

Roland Introduces “How Do You Juno?” Video Contest

Roland JUNO

Roland U.S. has launched a new contest where owners of any JUNO®-Series synthesizer have a chance to win one of three JUNO-STAGE™ keyboards by answering one simple question, “How do you JUNO?”

To enter the contest, JUNO synth owners are asked to record a short video showing how they use their JUNO-Series keyboard. This can be any Roland JUNO-Series keyboard, from the original JUNO-6, to the newest member of the JUNO family, the JUNO-STAGE. Participants can share anything about or with their JUNO—musical performances, favorite features or settings, or how the JUNO is part of their musical experience…

Mar 24, 2009

Roland Introduces Free Bonus Content For Fantom-G

Roland Fantom-G

Roland Corporation is proud to announce availability of the FG Connects project on the Roland U.S. website. Made exclusively for the Fantom-G series workstations, this free download provides new content to inspire owners of the Fantom-G, including new rhythm patterns, new rhythm kits, chord memories, and new edits of the most popular arpeggio phrases…

Mar 13, 2009

Step Up To Premium Yamaha Piano Touch And Tone With The P155

Yamaha, the only digital manufacturer with over a century of manufacturing acoustic pianos, has upgraded its top-of-the-line slab piano, the P155. Geared toward the gigging musician who requires quality piano touch and tone, the P155 is also ideal for home use as a practice piano. Features include quality sound and a Graded Hammer Effect key action capable of building proper finger technique.

The keys are weighted—heavier in the lower registers and lighter in the upper notes—just like an acoustic piano. And, the P155 sounds like a real piano. The natural-sounding four-layer piano sample is a breakthrough at this price range…